I hope everyone celebrated the new year in their own special way. We had a great intimate party at our place with 25 selected friends. The theme was Cruise ship, nautical etc. We have named the new awning area The Lido Deck. There always seems to be a deck of that name on most cruise ships, hence where we got the name from.
Captain Jamie and I as the Cruiseship Activities Co-ordinator have put in a lot of effort into getting the front and back yards and water feature etc finished and on New years eve afternoon it was time to sit back and relax. It was a do-drop-in afternoon/evening with people arriving from 2pm onwards. Some friends with kids came and took the kids to the beach and hung out for a few hours and left early. Other party animal friends came later and stayed til the following day. We had 11 people sleeping over for 2 nights and some staying longer, so the house was kaos and mayhem for a few days.
It was great to catch up with friends who I hadn't seen for a while. It seems since we started doing the shed and yard work our social calendar has had to be put on hold so relaxing and having a chat with friends was just what we needed.
The caravan park across the road had fireworks at 9pm and midnight and some of our guests walked down to the beach to watch the Wollongong fireworks at 9.30pm, so we got our fix of fireworks.
I had also set up the disco / party room with lights and disco ball and hired a slushy machine with Jack and Cola in 1 side and Pina Colada in the other and then we had to refill later in the night with a margarita mixture. So there was a substantial amount of alcohol consumed but surprisingly not too much drunken disorderly behaviour.
With the party winding up at about 3.30am it was deemed a sucess by all who attended.
I hope 2009 is a great year for everyone.
My new years resolutions:
* Continue on my weightloss and excercise regime.
* To use my environmentally friendly reuseable shopping bags more (a bit corny I know but just want to do my little bit for the environment).